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Living in San Carlos October 11, 2013

San Carlos 2013 Art and Wine Faire is This Weekend.

by Chuck Gillooley

23rd Year of Vino and Fun.

The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire celebrates its 23rd year this weekend, October 12 and 13. Sponsored by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce, this fun-filled, outdoor family event features a beautiful array of artwork, live entertainment, a classic and hot rod car show, some of the areas finest wines and micro-brews, delectable food and much more. Back by popular demand, mimosas will also be served on both days.

Taking place in the heart of downtown San Carlos, this much-anticipated fall festival offers two full days of enjoyment for people of all ages.  This includes a Family Fun Zone with a variety of children’s activities and live entertainment each day from noon to 4:30 p.m.  The Fun Zone features live children’s music, singing and dancing, the magic of Gerald Joseph, and Ballet Folklorico.  In addition, more than 275 artists will be showcasing their original work ranging from ceramics, pottery, watercolor and oil paintings, photography, wood working, jewelry and much more.

Musical performances on Saturday include Jazz by Design, which will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Caravanserai (Santana Tribute Band) from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage.   Kickback (dance, Latin and soul) will play from noon to 2:30 p.m. and The Riptides (60’s oldies rock and roll) will perform from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the San Carlos Avenue Stage.

On Sunday, Inoahband (R&B, soul) will play from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Apple Z (dance band) will play from 3:30 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. on the Downtown Park Stage.   Stompy Jones (swing) will play from noon to 2:30 p.m. and the Mersey Beach (60’s music party band) will perform from3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the San Carlos Avenue Stage.

Wine tasting will be offered by Coppola Winery, Cuvée Wine Cellars, Domenico Winery, Perelli-Minetti Winery, Simi Winery and Wild Horse Winery. Sparking wines include Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs & Sonoma Brut, J Vineyards, Coppola Winery-Sofia, Mumm Napa Brut and Ruffino Prosecco and Moscato. Beers on tap from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will be Pale Ale, Blonde Ale, Kellerweis, Torpedo Extra IPA and Northern Hemisphere Harvest.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy a Classic and Hot Rod Car show on both days of the Faire, put on by Let’s Talk Events, which will include prizes awarded for best of show. Those interested in exhibiting an automobile are encouraged to contact the Chamber at (650) 593-1068.

The San Carlos Art & Wine Faire takes place on both sides of San Carlos Avenue between El Camino and Walnut, and on Laurel Street from San Carlos Avenue to Arroyo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Because parking in downtown San Carlos is at a premium during the Faire, the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce encourages Faire attendees to use public transportation such as SamTrans or CalTrain or to ride bicycles to the event. A convenient Bike Parking Corral is available at 1250 San Carlos Avenue to store your bike.

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